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PostSubject: I want to give my Silverwing a service how much should I be charged?   Sat 27 Jun 2009, 12:40

I used the pictorial the other day for the air filter removal and found it nice and easy, so was thinking of doing spark plug and oil filter and oil change as well but looking on ebay the parts are around
£40 Air filter
£12 Oil filter
£8 for sparks
£10 oil from shop

so about £70
I would of thought a service for this bike would of been around £90-£100, if so I might as well let the shop do it.

Any advice please let me know.
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PostSubject: Re: I want to give my Silverwing a service how much should I be charged?   Sat 27 Jun 2009, 14:00

David,

If you are going to buy a new air filter you might want to think about the K&N filter. It is a little more money than the stock one but it is good for life. I do my own maintenance since the shops here charge $90 per hour. It is good to do to learn about your bike too though. You may want to try it once. I have "Pictorials" for the spark plugs and oil change here. You may also want to change the Final Drive Oil too since it only takes 10 onces. I have a Pictorial for that too. Like I mentioned, it is a good way to get to know your bike.
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PostSubject: Re: I want to give my Silverwing a service how much should I be charged?   Sat 27 Jun 2009, 14:06

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David,

If you are going to buy a new air filter you might want to think about the K&N filter. It is a little more money than the stock one but it is good for life. I do my own maintenance since the shops here charge $90 per hour. It is good to do to learn about your bike too though. You may want to try it once. I have "Pictorials" for the spark plugs and oil change here. You may also want to change the Final Drive Oil too since it only takes 10 onces. I have a Pictorial for that too. Like I mentioned, it is a good way to get to know your bike.

thanks for that what do you mean Final Drive Oil?
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PostSubject: Re: I want to give my Silverwing a service how much should I be charged?   Sat 27 Jun 2009, 14:07

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PostSubject: Re: I want to give my Silverwing a service how much should I be charged?   Sat 27 Jun 2009, 14:10

David,

The Final Drive Oil is in the location of the rear wheel and clutch. If you look at the Pictorial of the Final Drive Oil, just do a search, you will see exactly where it is. I do mine where you don't need to remove anything whatsoever. You just need an open end wrench and a oil can with a long spout, and you can change this without removing the cover. It uses the same oil as your crackcase/engine.

http://www.silverwing600.com/maintenance-tips-and-hints-f7/changing-the-final-drive-oil-pictorial-t200.htm


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PostSubject: Re: I want to give my Silverwing a service how much should I be charged?   Sat 27 Jun 2009, 14:13

JeffR wrote:
David,

The Final Drive Oil is in the location of the rear wheel and clutch. If you look at the Pictorial of the Final Drive Oil, just do a search, you will see exactly where it is. I do mine where you don't need to remove anything whatsoever. You just need an open end wrench and a oil can with a long spout, and you can change this without removing the cover. It uses the same oil as your crackcase/engine.

excellent idea, i wouldn't of known about that. what exactly is that oil for? Is it for the gears?
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PostSubject: Re: I want to give my Silverwing a service how much should I be charged?   Sat 27 Jun 2009, 14:17

David,

Yes, there are some gears in there. I use synthetic oil now since it seems most people think synthetic's provide a bit more lubrication. The last time I used a synthetic gear oil.. 75w/90 weight. It is just a bit thicker.
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PostSubject: Re: I want to give my Silverwing a service how much should I be charged?   Sun 28 Jun 2009, 13:52

oh do you know how much oil i will need (in litres) in total for the engine and then for the extra final drive oil please
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PostSubject: Re: I want to give my Silverwing a service how much should I be charged?   Sun 28 Jun 2009, 14:17

David,

With the engine oil it is 2.12 liters (2.25 quarts), using the online coversion calculator, but you should also verify that. Just make sure you check your dipstick properly and make sure your bike is on the center stand and not the side stand.

With the final drive, it is 295 ml (10oz). Just keep filling the final drive until the oil starts to seep out. That is how you know that it is full.
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PostSubject: Re: I want to give my Silverwing a service how much should I be charged?   Mon 29 Jun 2009, 07:51

is there 1 or 2 spark plugs in the SW?
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PostSubject: Re: I want to give my Silverwing a service how much should I be charged?   Mon 29 Jun 2009, 10:37

davidp456 wrote:
is there 1 or 2 spark plugs in the SW?

Two spark plugs
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PostSubject: Re: I want to give my Silverwing a service how much should I be charged?   Mon 29 Jun 2009, 12:02

honda_silver wrote:
davidp456 wrote:
is there 1 or 2 spark plugs in the SW?

Two spark plugs

damn i only ordered one
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